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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE SEVEN McKendree Building Plans Set Preliminary plans for the $500,000 fund drive for an academic building at McKendree College were launched this week at a meeting of 464 pastors of Methodist churches in the Southern Illinois Conference. East St. Louis District ministers set the campaign in motion at Immanuel Methodist Church in Edwardsville Wednesday. Vandalia and Harrisburg District clergymen met Thursday in Vandalla and Carbondale and Olney District pastors were oriented to the challenge of raising $300,000 of the goal on Friday. Familiarization with drive details will continue this month and during October at a series of sub- district meetings with kick-off rallies in each of the five districts scheduled on successive nights, beginning Oct. 27. Individual church canvassing teams then will solicit members during the conference-wide fund effort expected to, end on Nov. 30. Dr. H. V <J; Hurley, Carbondale District superintendent, is general campaign chairman. Illinois Area .Bishop' Edwin E. Voigt is. general chairman of ,the conference plea for $300,000. . Ray Henley, East St. Louis District lay leader, is chairman of the campaign section seeking to raise .$100,000 from persons and business cslablishments outside the churches. If fhe churches and others contribute $400,000, the General Board of Education of the Methodist Church is expected to donate $100,000. Dr. Hurley said each church in the Southern Illinois Conference will be assessed a "fair share goal". The college recently completed a $100,000 fund drive, which was oversubscribed by $30,000. The campaign committee includes Bishop Voigt, honoary chairman. Dr. Hurley, Dr. MHX Allen, college president, Richard Amberg, publisher of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Rev. Billy Hahs of Collinsville and Leon Church of Lebanon. St. James Marks Its Youth Day Tho St. James Baptist Church of Alton, Sunday will celebrate its sixth annual youth fellowship j (or day. The youngsters will be in charge of the church school and the morning worship service. The Rev. Anthony Henderson, pastor, will officiate. A spech' musical program will climax the festivities at 3 p.m. with James McClendon as master of ceremonies. Once Olympic Runner Rev. Mehl Still in Position of Test By CAROL CLARK1N Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE - Dr. Walter Mehl, pastor of the first Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville, and once one of America's great Olympic runners, has been placed in another position of test. The minister recently was named chairman of the newly-formed Bi-racial Human Relations Council at Edwardsville, a group which he advocated in antieipa- ion of possible racial unrest in the City. Dr. Mehl sums up his beliefs: "I feel strongly the obligation of the Christian to live in terms of day-to-day social and business life and to back with action his professed ethical and moral standards." Athletic Background A former Fulbright scholar, studying in the Middle East prior to his theological studies, Dr. Mehl is also a former collegiate track great, having won the 1940 Olympic trials (for the Olympic games scheduled to be held in Japan and cancelled by the war) and set a record at that time in the 1500 meter of 3.479 which was not broken until 1959. During his years as a student at Wisconsin,.he held national collegiate titles in the mile, two mile and cross - country four mile. "Christian action" became more than just a popular term to members of his congregation last year, when the church sponsored a refugee family from Germany Wlado Welikow, his wife and child. Church members secured a home for the Welikow family and prepared it for occupancy, St. John Youth Day Set Sunday S(. John Baptist Church will observe its annual youth day Sunday. The theme will be "Youth Christian Education and the Church." Young people of the church will be in charge all day during the program. Dakota Pipkin will be superintendent of the Sunday School. The Rev. Randel McCaskell of Madison will be guest speaker at 11 a.m. service. The afternoon service, will start at 3 p.m. The Rev. H. A. Butler of East St. Louis will be the speaker. The Rev. T. P. Wright is pastor of the church and Mrs. Emma Blair is the youth direc- Methodists Plan Supper At Grafton The Rev. Albert T. Rowan, pastor of the Salem Baptisl Church, Champaign will bo the guest spoa kcr at the morning service. A reception honoring the Rev. Rowan will bo hold following the 3 p.m. musical program. The Rev. Charles D- Buchanan Is pastor of St. James. Jerseyville First Baptist Youth Meet JERSEYVILLE — The y o u i h group of the First Baptist Church were at Camp Potowalomi at Pere Marquette Park today for their annual planning session. The theme for this year will be "Youth In a World of Crises". The Consecration service Saturday evening will be led by Rev. Harold Lane. The Sunday morning Worship Services, will be under direction of Miss Lynn Van Dyke. Adult sponsors will bo Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hall, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Young, Mr, and Mrs. Wilson Hall, Mrs. Mary Howell, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Elliot, Mr. and Mrs. Don Forrester, and Mrs. Harold Bauman. The young people attending will be David Mourning, Ken Forrester, Linda Crone, Nance Reynolds, Ricky Roberts, Yonnie Young, Ken Huff, Bob Johnson, Claudia Gross, Jan Heiderscheid, Shari Smith, Sharon Angel, Wilma Hall, Dayna Forrester, Carmelita Beach, Bruce Mourning, Bobby Catt, Lynn Maholland, Linda Langley, Judy Langley, Linda Elliot and Roger Young. First Baptist Mid-Adults at Roxana to Meet ROXANA — The Mid - adult class of the First Baptist church held * pot-luck supper at 5:30 p.m. today at the Roxana Community Park. Men of the church will attend a retreat Sept, 6 and 7 at the Ill- Mo Christian Life camp at Low Point, 111. GRAFTON — Church here will The Methodist hold its annual doing the actual work of painting, papering and yard work themselves. When the Welikow family arrived In Edwardsville, they were welcomed by the congregation with a home, a job, enterpreters to assist in their early contacts with local people — and friends. The church members had the invaluable experience of actually "doing" for their fellow man. First Experience Dr. Mehl indicates that while this /was his first actual experience in resettling a refugee family through the previous first church, he had hand knowledge established by his and through h ? s of such work at Shelbyville, where he had served as pastor and where a refugee family had earlier been predecessor, friendship with the Rev. Jay Logan, Decatur Presbyterian minister, whose interest and work in assisting refugees is known throughout Central Illinois. Anticipating possible racial unrest in Edwardsville with the increasing tempo of Negro demands for equal job opportunities and housing, the Dr. Mehl this summer advocated to the Edwardsville city council and Mayor Raymond Rogers that a Bi- Racial Human Relations Council be established here to deal with local problems as they appear. He now serves as chairman of the group, which is still in its formative stage, and feels that the Christian has an ethical responsibility for securing cl i v i 1 rights for all people as a double affirmation of his faith — in his religion and in his type of government. sentatives of nine ma.ior Chris- :ian denominations, anticipates the spiritual needs of future area students at the university and plan the construtcion of a religious center on the campus. While the use of a portion of the future campus will be given for the purpose, private funds will be needed for the actual building and the council plans a concerted fund drive for this purpose, at a time yet specified. The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Mehl, parents of four children, last week acquired a new "son", Yuzo Takada, 17 year old Japanese exchange student who will make his home with the Mehl family while attending Edwardsville High School this year. Small World Young Takada, whoso home is in Tokyo, last week illustrated the "small world" experience, Dr. Mehl said. While attending a three day orientation program of American field service exchange students at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Cal., Yuzo noticed a car with an Illinois license plate parked on the Stanford campus. He introduced himself to the driver and told him he was to be an exchange student in Illinois.. REV. WALTER MEHL He Expresses Approval expresses approval of the direct action of prominent churchmen, both Christian and Jewish, In participating in Baltimore demonstrations earlier this summer artd feels that the future of the church's strength may be judged before the eyes of the world during the fight for civil rights, as an indication that the man of religious belief practices what is preached. Of equal importance on the local scene, Dr. Mehl feels, is the incorporation in 1962 of, the University Religious Council for the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University, of which he is president of the board ol directors. The council, made up of repre- The driver what city in live in and asked the youth Illinois he was to with what family. Yuzo said, "Edwardsville, with the Walter Mehl family." "Well, say hello to my brother, Walter, when you get to Edwardsville, "the man replied. Yuzo had just met Dr. MehL's brother, Arthur, professor of accounting at Bradley University who was attending the. American Accounting Assn. convention at Stanford. Sunday Unveiling ~> Calvary Baptists to Hear Of New Auditorium Plans Final plans for a new auditorium will be presented Sunday to the membership of Calvary Baptist Church reports the Rev. Howard Todd Taylor. A description of the building and grounds will be presented at the Sunday morning services and will be voted on by the congregation at the evening service, Rev. Taylor said. A goal of $501 has been set by Calvary Southern Baptist Church for its observance of State Missions Week of Prayer, Sept. 9-15 at the church. The Rev. Taylor will attend a State Board meeting Tuesday Sept. 10, in Champaign. On Wednesday he wilf be guest speaker for a Sunday School Worker's Conference and Banquet at First Baptist Church in Herrin. In the absence of the pastor, Terry Peterson, a ministerial student at SIU in Carbondale, will be the speaker at the Wednesday night prayer service at Calvary Baptist Church. Calvary Southern Baptist Church recently elected officers for the coming year to assume their offices Oct. 1, and serve through September, 1964. Officers are: Howard May, treasurer and purchasing agent; Eugene Green, financial secretary; James Moore, clerk; Mr. Raymond Jenkins and Ron Kelly, youth fellowship directors; Raymond Jenkins, Sunday school superintendent; Robert Showers, training union director; Clyde Yates, usher coordinator. Others elected were: Lynn Eidson, budget chairman; Stanley Wilton, building planning chairman; -Elmer McPherson, brotherhood president; Rudy Weiss, Deacon chairman; Harold Carr, trustee and personnel chairman; and Rayford Ruby, music director. The church paid tribute to its college students last Sunday evening with an "On to College program. The 65 students who will attend 13 different schools this fall were recognized at a fellowship hour following the evening service. Miss Myra Ingi-am was chairman of the fellowship hour. Guild N antes Chairmen At Brighton BRIGHTON — Departmen chairmen were named at a meet ing of the Women's Guild of St John's Church of Christ Thursda, afternoon at the church. The new chairmen: Mrs. Da vid Schafer, Christian education Vfrs. Harveoy Meckfessel, socia action; Mrs. Paul Ebbeler, socia service; Mrs. Harry Jones, spiri tual life; Mrs. Harvey Schroed er, stewardship; Mrs. Otto Nurn berger, missionary. A film on mission work, "W Too Receive," was shown. The Rev. Harvey Meckfessel pastor of the church, has an nounced a congregational meet ing for 8 p.m. Tuesday and meeting of the Christian ion committee .for 8 p.m, day. fall church supper Nov. 9 at the church annex. Mrs. Roy Schallenberg e nter- tained the members of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the church at her home Thursday night. Seventeen members were present. Mrs. Donald Pellikan presented (he lesson "The Church Speaks or It Dies." Mrs. Charles Campbell conducted the business section. Announcement was made of a WSCS workshop to be held Sept. 17, at the Methodist Church in Godfrey at 9:30 a.m. October meeting of the Grafton group will be in the home of Mrs. Charles Pellikan. Women to Pack Medical Kits At East Alton EAST ALTON — The Women's Missionary Society of First Bap tist Church will sponsor a church- vide project of medical kits for Church World Service, Mrs. Stanley Stepson, president, reports. First aid supplies and a variety of small medical items such : bandaids, gauze pads and bandages, adhesive tape, iodine, aspirin, etc. are being collected to complete 50 kits for distrjbu- ion in Korea and Hong Kong. Members of the Society attend ed (he annual fall retreat held in the Marissa First Baptist Church, Friday. A delegation of the Men's Fellowship is in attendance at the Southern Area Men's Retreat at Lake Benton this weekend, where Don Baldwin, Franklin, Gering and Charles Smith of the Nation ul Council of American Baptist Men are serving as conference leaders. Brighton Presbvs to */ Hear Guest BRIGHTON — The Rev. Arthur B. Smith of the First Presbyterian Church in East St. Louis will preach at the First Presbyterian Church in Brighton at the 10:15 a.m. service Sunday. The Rev. W. Kennard Lacy pastor of the Brighton Church,.will speak at a week-end retreat of the men of the East St. Louis and Edwardsville Churches at Chautauqua. College Presby Martha Circle Sets Meeting Martha Circle of College Avenue Presbyterian Church will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Mrs. Harold DuChe- min as hostess-chairman. Devotions will be given by Mrs. C. H. Sheppard and the program by Mrs. Elvis Fitzhugh. Delhi Baptist Lists Meetings For Autumn JERSEYVILLE - A series of autumn evangelistic meetings have been announced for the Del hi Baptist Church starting Sun day and continuing through Fri duy. The services will begin at 7:30 p.m. each day, and an invitati to attend has been extended to the gefteral public. The Rev. Bob Smith of St. Pe tersburg, Fla., will be the evan gelist. , *—. i s-v j 2fas£ Unitarian Uku'icli 3W at My Jllton, Slllnoh 10:45 Morning Worship and Church School. Series: "Great Turning Points in Contemporary Life." I. "Can We Trust The Russians?" HUGH JL KENNEDY, Mlniittr As Vicar, Sunday Trinity Lutheran Inducts Brockhoff Robert Brockhoff. of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will be inducted into office as a vicar at Trinity Lutheran Church of Alton iunday at 10:30 a.m. The vicarage is the third year of a four - year course of studies at the seminary. Vicar Brockhoff will serve as student assistant to the Rev. Reuben C. Baerwald, working at Trinty and Berea Lutheran Church- A vicar in the Lutheran church spends a year, in association with he congregation under the spec- al supervision and training of ts pastor, so that he can test the principles which he has already icquired, can grow in practical skill and have the personal experiences. Brockhoff was married recently and lives in St. Louis. Mrs. Brockhoff teaches first grade at Salem Lutheran School in Affton, Mo. Brockhoff is a native of Illinois, born in Westmont, a su ROBERT BROCKHOFF burb of Chicago. educa Thurs Senior Citizens' Band Performs The Alton Senior Citizens "Litle Kitchen Band" entertainec Tuesday at a potluck dinner and meeting of ihe St. Rita's Altar Society of Ihurch. SS. Peter and Paul's CAIRO—Egypt has published a record budget for next year. Bible Class Booked at Carrollton CARROLLTON — A Saturday Bible lesson class will be held very Saturday morning from 9 11 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church for children from grades ix to nine or any who have at- ended previously and wish to en- oil. Promotion will be held in the lunday School of the Methodist Church at 9 a.m. Junior church will open Sunday vith Mrs. Paul Hartwick in 'harge of nursery through kinder- ;arten and Mrs. Phillip Hobson is leader of grades one through . The official board of the Meth- idist Church will meet Wednes- lay at 8 p.m. and the members )f the Clara Smith Hardcastle Mass will have a potluck supper Thursday at 6 p.m. There will be no service other nan Sundny School at 9:30 a.m. n the First Christian church. The Catholic Youth Organiza- ion will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John's Catholic School hall. The training union will be held unclay at 6:30 p.m. at the Zion Baptist Church with Claude Bow- •cer directing. Service will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The deacons and deaconesses vill meet at the First Baptist liurch Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The eachers will meet Wednesday at p.m. and the chancel choir will Yieet at 8 p.m. The Women's Missionary Socle- ;y of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church will meet Thursday. The Men's Club dinner meeting will be held in the First Presby- ;erian Church dining room Monday at 6:30 p.m. The junior choir will meet Thursday at 4 p.m. and the adult choir Thursday at 7 p.m. Alton Youth Attend State Rally A delegation of young people and their adult sponsors of the Congregational Church of the Redeemer, Alton, are attending a statewide rally of the Pilgrim Fellowship over the weekend at Camp Shebena, Galesburg. They will return Sunay evening. Young persons on the trip include William J. Meyers III, Courtland Stewart, Sandra Ray, Donald Lindblad, Jenne Smith, Jim Duckels, Lloyd Stauffer, Ronald Ray and Sue Coleman. Adults accompanying them are M r s. Thomas Grigsby, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Edwards and Miss Janice Meyers. A change in the time of church services, effective Sunday, were announced by the pastor, the Rev. Robert Chatfield Kemper. The Church School will hold its session from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the worship service will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. SANTIAGO — Chile's new power plant will service 3 million inhabitants of this country. CHERRY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH Sixth and Cherry Streeti W. FREEMAN PRIVETT, Minister 9:00 A.M. CHURCH SCHOOL 10:10 A.M. WORSHIP Message—"SOUND OF THE SILVER TRUMPETS" 6:30 P.M. YOUTH FELLOWSHIPS 7:30 P.M. WORSHIP Message—"VIPERS IN THE CAMP" This Friendly Church Invites You Lutheran and Fort schools Wayne, He attendee in^.-MHwaukee, Ind. before entering Concordia Seminary. Eighth and Henry Streets CHARLES L. STEVENS, Pastor CHURCH SCHOOL 9 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP 8 and 10 A.M. Sermon: "The Task Ahead" 10:80 to 11 Broadcast Over WOKZ Nursery Service for Church School and Church « ».- EVERYONE WELCOME * FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Corner of Fourth and Alby Streets, Alton. IlllnoU Oortley Hugh Burroughs, A. Ralph Lynn Minister* HOLY COMMUNION MORNING WORSHIP—8:30 and 10:45 A.M. THE SERMON: "Trouble • Born Stars" Dr. Cortley Burroughs Worship Services are held In the Educational Building THE CHURCH SCHOOL—9:30 and 10:45 A.M. WESTMINSTER CHOIR REHEARSAL—5:30 P.M. SR. HIGH YOUTH COUNCIL—6:30 P.M. WELCOME Godfrey First Methodist Church Grace Street Godfrey, 111. SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL 0:30 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP 10:15 A.M. Anthem by the Chancel Choir Sermon: "What the Turnpikes Teach Us" New members will be received, MYF LUNCHEON PROGRAM AND BUSINESS MEETING 5:00 P.M. EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE 7:30 P.M. Featuring: MYF Singers, Ladies' Duet The Altar Time of Prayer Hymn Time Sermon: "Questions Children Ask" (First in series) Nursery Service Provided "A Friendly Family Church" HARMON M. DYCUS, Minister Acknowledging That "JESUS CHRIST IS LORD" A cordial invitation to the First Methodist Church Sixth and Market Streets Ample Parking Nursery CHURCH SCHOOL: Claites for all agei 9:30 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP 10:40 A.M. Sermon: "When We Stand Alone" Robert H. Simpson, Minister V 0 Ol GOT FEVER Got a "hot" deal on a new car? You'll speed up your ownership if you have the financing han- dted by us! We offer attractive rates and bothersome delays. Come in and talk over your financing needs NOW! BANK a TRUST COMPANY THIRD AND STREETS ALTON. ILLINOIS tuokw r.dwil D.W.U IMUI

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